JUPITER, Fla. -- The Tigers scored twice off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright and rode five scoreless innings from starter Matt Boyd to claim a 2-0 victory at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday.Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins helped stir both run-scoring innings against Wainwright, who was making his third Grapefruit League appearance.
JUPITER, Fla. -- The Tigers scored twice off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright and rode five scoreless innings from starter Matt Boyd to claim a 2-0 victory at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday.
Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins helped stir both run-scoring innings against Wainwright, who was making his third Grapefruit League appearance. Collins singled to open the second inning and, after advancing on a Casey McGehee hit, scored on a Bryan Holaday force out. He singled and scored again in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Boyd was efficient and effective in his fourth spring start. The Cardinals tallied only two hits off the lefty, who struck out seven and walked one.
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Wainwright, who has already been named the Cardinals' Opening Day starter, threw a spring-high 4 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and threw 48 of his 70 pitches for strikes. Matt Holliday, playing in the outfield for the first time this spring, helped prevent another run in the third inning by robbing J.D. Martinez of a homer with a leap along the left-field wall.
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"That's a pretty good hitting team over there," Wainwright said. "Those guys will tell you exactly where your stuff is. I love seeing hitters' reactions. Today my main focus was controlling my body and building off that for next time. Last time out, I felt a lot better with my command and tempo, the path that my body was taking. This time I expanded on that a little bit and am going to expand that into the next game."
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Three Tigers starters -- Collins, Jose Iglesias and McGehee -- finished with multi-hit games. Ian Kinsler's eight-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-4 day.
Up next for the Tigers: Many of the Tigers who made the trip, including Miguel Cabrera, to Florida's east coast will remain in Jupiter for the team's game Saturday against the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, and the game can be followed using MLB Gameday. Left-hander Daniel Norris, who is vying for the No. 5 starter in the rotation, will be on the mound for the Tigers. Lefty Adam Conley is the scheduled starter for the Marlins.
Up next for the Cardinals: Right-hander Michael Wacha will face former teammate Joe Kelly when the Cardinals travel to Fort Myers, Fla., to play the Reds Sox on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. CT. Wacha, who is in line to be the team's No. 2 starter, has not pitched past the second inning in either of his first two spring starts. The game can be seen live on MLB.TV.
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